Holiday shipping notice: we're away from the studio August 4-16; all physical products will ship august 17

Holiday shipping notice: we're away from the studio August 4-16; all physical products will ship august 17

Setting up the Sweet Paprika studio

par Elizabeth Sullivan February 16, 2016

Setting up the Sweet Paprika studio

As some of you know, Debbie and I had to move studios rather unexpectedly last August. Although it was very stressful at the time, Debbie managed to find us another studio within a week, and the new space is wonderful! But because we moved in in such a rush, we didn't have a lot of time to set everything up the way we wanted last fall. In an effort to start out the new year with a more organized and efficient work space, part of January was spent shopping for new shelving and storage bins. There are still a few things to be done, but it's really coming together. Here's a little photographic tour for you:

Messy studio after we just moved in.

This is what the studio looked like when we moved all our stuff in

 

Undyed yarn on shelves

We still need a few more storage bins here, but it's getting there!

 

Shelf with many containers of dye powder

Dye powder ready for mixing

 

Mason jars with dye stock solutions

Dye stock solutions

 

Sink and table for dyeing yarn

One of the many work surfaces for dyeing yarn

 

Bins of hand-dyed yarn

Hand-dyed yarn, waiting to be skeined and labeled 

If you're in Montreal and want to come say hello and see the studio in person, please contact us! We're happy to have visitors, but we're not there every day so do make sure to make an appointment before dropping by.





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par Debbie Sullivan July 23, 2020 1 Commentaire

It's only the middle of July, and we've already had some significant heat waves here in Montreal this year, so I've been swapping out my normal afternoon pick-me-up of a hot  black tea for iced tea instead. I've recently discovered this simple method for making my iced tea using green tea instead of black and I've been making it so often that I thought I should share the recipe

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Norbouillet Project Gallery
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par Elizabeth Sullivan June 28, 2020

It's that time of year again! Our 2020 batch of Norbouillet fleece is already at the mill, ready to be custom-spun into this year's batch of our locally-sourced, 100% Canadian yarns.

This year as we were setting up pre-orders we took some time to look through all the beautiful projects that our customers have made with these yarns over the past few years, and we were inspired to share a few of our favourites here. Thank you so much to everyone who gave us permission to share your photos!

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Indigo Dye Experiments
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par Debbie Sullivan June 16, 2020

It's been over two months now since we had to temporarily shut down the dye studio to wait out COVID-19. We've been able to have limited access to the studio again for the past few weeks, and I'm happy to be back! But last month when I still didn't have access I was itching to play with colour again, and realized that in amongst all the yarn and other products that I'd hauled home back in March, I had some indigo dye kits. I didn't have any of my other dyeing equipment with me, but indigo doesn't require heat or mordanting to set, so it was the perfect solution for me to scratch that dyeing itch!

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